Pieces of art or other objects that appeal to popular or uncultivated taste, as in being garish or overly sentimental.
Art, writing, etc. of a shallow kind, calculated to have popular appeal.
The definition of kitsch is a form of art that is an inferior, often gaudy, imitation of a famous piece of art that is created for popular appeal.
An example of kitsch is a "Mickey Mao" t-shirt.
Origin of kitsch
German Kitsch (originally used of kitschy painting) perhaps from kitschen to sweep or rake up street mud or from German dialectal kitschen to sell off cheaply